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Mama Africa Restaurant

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (48 reviews)
“wild game” (36 reviews)
“game meat” (34 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I had the Zimbabwean stew, and it was one of my favorite meals our whole trip!! Great service and really good live music here as well. Easy to Uber there.

Thank Ak206
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We loved our dinner, service, decor, and everything else at Mama Africa. We didn't make reservations so ate at the bar (same menu). Great curry, and all else was tasty. This place has the reputation as a tourist trap, but who cares?-- we were tourists...More

1  Thank Snarth
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We stop here every time we're in Cape Town. The waitresses will make helpful recommendations. Fun atmosphere. Make a reservation in advance.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Great local music at this place, we stayed for hours listening to the band play!! Food was good too but nothing extraordinary.. the bar staff gave us a complimentary shot of some kind, probably for staying so long!

Thank Falgu S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Mama Africa was recommended to our group of four by our tour guide during a recent visit to Cape Town. I am happy to say the recommendation was spot on! Great African food! Our dishes included the Moroccan Lamb Pot Roast, Mama’s Lamb Curry, and...More

Thank karenY2830NP
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience . Sunday closed . All meat items are good but game food likecrocodile ., ostrich,kudu,etc are excellent. Worth tasting .

1  Thank sumeshkhanna
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This was such a fun place. The music was fantastic. We were so lucky to get in on a Friday night without a reservation. I really enjoyed the beef kabobs!

Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Mama Africa is a fantastic place for a special occasion. An amazing selection and variety of African dishes, live music in an atmosphere and ambience which transports you to far away places.

Thank John H
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Came to Mama Africa as our tour leader booked this place as our last dinner as a team. The food prices were on a pricier side and was not happy that it's R15 extra pp for the live music that I could barely heard or...More

Thank asiantravelgirl
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We went there with the two of us. It took forever until there was someone to assist us. My friend ordered the kudu and I must say the quality was lower than I was used to. I ordered ostrich filet which was served well done...More

Thank xNicoleXxX
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Response from Roanthedog | Reviewed this property |
The menu is varied - a la carte, not prix fixe. We chose the game platter so we could try the different kinds of meat but their menu offers a variety of choices. Regardless what the dinner costs in Rand, keep in mind that a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 1017
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